February 2021 Paper Pumpkin!

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The February 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit was super simple and fabulous! I totally messed up on a few of mine but I still love the way they turned out! Which one is your favorite??

February 2021 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

My favorite one is the bouquet card. The colors, the flowers, and that sweet greeting are just amazing! This is a greeting I can see me using on future cards as well! I will say I’m not so sure black sequins was the correct look for these cards but……I can use them on another project since I have a lot leftover!

Monthly Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Thinking of You card is my second favorite! I love that gold vellum. For the first card, I added adhesive all around the edge under the gold foil but I could still see it through. On the other 2 cards, I added adhesive on opposite corners (under the flowers) and a small day on the other 2 corners. This was more subtle and looked much better!

Thinking of You Stampin' Up Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is my least favorite and I realized I totally forgot the twine which makes it super simple and a little plain. The gold foil is stunning so really it does so much for this card and I still like it but it is plain! I don’t know what I was thinking to not add the twine. The black sequins seemed a little “dark” for the card.

Homemade Sympathy Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love Paper Pumpkin kits because they are always keeping my card stash full with cards for every occasion! The color combinations inspire me and give me ideas! I also enjoy just creating for fun without coming up with the idea and having to cut everything for it! It’s perfect!!! If you liked this February 2021 Paper Pumpkin and would like to try out it out for a month or more, click here to sign up for the March Kit before the 10th!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


January 2021 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The January 2021 Paper Pumpkin was different this year and I think I love it!!! Normally the January Kit is Valentine’s Day treat box/bags which I do love because then I have goodies for my nieces and nephews. I do know that many of my customers don’t always care for the treat bags/boxes though. This year Stampin’ Up! created a regular Valentine’s/Love kit with cards but then offered a Little Love Add-On Kit that coordinated and contains treat boxes! PERFECT!!!!

January 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Okay so that little mailbox is THE cutest thing ever! I just love it for #happymail cards. By the way, I’m behind on sending those and really need to send more out like NOW! The other card I will be using more for Valentine’s Day cards!

#happymail cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I wasn’t so sure I liked the look of tying a bow and putting the greeting over it (right side) so I tried the loops. Nope, that looks too messy in my opinion so I went back to the bow look like the instructions say! Also, that little enamel heart on the envelope is just the CUTEST!

Monthly Card Making Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For these cards, the instructions showed the bow on the right but it’s sideways and so I did just a knot on the rest of mine. Plus I know you all prefer to make knots than bows. Let me know in the comments below whether you prefer the knot or the bow!!!

I’ll be sure to share the Valentine’s Treat Boxes I’m making with the Little Love Add On Kit once they are complete! If you would like to get these little treat boxes to coordinate with your Paper Pumpkin Kit, click the image below!

If you liked this January 2021 Paper Pumpkin and want to try it out, be sure to sign up for the February Paper Pumpkin Kit by February 10th by clicking here! Try it out for a month or longer! It’s all up to you! The February Kit will contain full sized cards and the theme is Bouquet of Hope!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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December 2020 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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I didn’t get my dates mixed up this time. This really is the December 2020 Paper Pumpkin!!! It is too cute to not share with all of you AND I wanted to remind you all to sign up for the January 2021 Kit because it’s heart warming! Click here to sign up for some fun cards to kick the year off right!

December 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love these cards because they are cute and perfect for what I need right now. I went with a few for kid’s birthday cards in my stash as well as a few generic so I can send as random #happymail. It’s always fun to send a card just because and that teddy bear is adorable!!!

At Home Card Kit, www.LaurasStamppad.com

It’s super cute that these cards have die cuts (bears and koalas) which have pop outs to tuck the item they are holding in. It really makes it look like they are holding it and gives it depth! PRECIOUS! I love the December 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit!

January 2021 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The January 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit is love and heart themed but will be all full sized cards! If you would like treat boxes though, you can purchase this little add on kit for just $8.00 with 20 boxes and tags to create with! To sign up for the actual January Paper Pumpkin Kit, click here! Enjoy it for a month or more! It’s all up to you!

Don’t forget that today starts GIRLS NIGHT OUT for the new catalog launch on my Facebook! Click here to join in the fun! Here is the Hostess Code for the party as well: BPQPR73P

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


October 2020 Paper Pumpkin!!

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The October 2020 Paper Pumpkin was STUNNING! The color combination of Cherry Cobbler and Just Jade is amazing and I never would have thought to put those colors together! I love it!

October 2020 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now I have 8 more Christmas cards in my stash which is another bonus that Paper Pumpkin provides. Woot Woot! I just love these looks!

Craft Kit for Christmas Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Of course my favorite card is the flower one!!! I put my flowers farther apart than the photo on the flyer was showing because I love flowers and wanted to really show them off! For the loops, wrap the twine around your fingers and then slide the loops off and twist to a figure 8. Then place the figure 8 on the back of the greeting and secure it with Stampin’ Dimensionals! Here is a little video tutorial on that if you are a visual person like me!

Paper Pumpkin Monthly Craft Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is beautiful but a little more tricky. I messed up the first one I did. You can see all of that fun here! If you are doing Joy to the World, make sure your joy is up high and not down low on the wreath so there is room for the label with “To The World”. Also, I suggest having fun with the ribbon and put it in different spots, just add a little bow, wrap it around multiple times, etc.

Love, Peace, & Joy Christmas Cards, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Just have fun with it!!! That’s what I like about Paper Pumpkin! It is all put together for me but yet I can also do my own thing!!! If you want to try out Paper Pumpkin for a month or more, click here! If you want to see past kits, check them out here!

Paper Pumpkin is also a great gift option. It comes with everything to create the project except scissors and it fits all ages!!! My nieces love it and they have gotten it since they were 6 and 8. Gift a Paper Pumpkin Subscription by clicking here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


September 2020 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The September 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit arrived and I knew I would set up perfectly for Halloween Treats!!! I always like to send them to my nieces and nephews to strive for “Auntie of the Year”! The rest of the treats will go to anyone I would like….the mailman, Claire’s teachers, the nurses and doctors I will see in October, the neighbors, anyone!!!!

Trick or Treat Halloween 2020, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I’m just so excited to be all set and done when October just started!! These little cracker boxes are cute and different! They fit just enough candy to enjoy but not break the bank. I fit M&M packs, Snickers, and Twix in mine!

September 2020 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There was SOOOO MUCH goodie and decoration in this kit that I could have made a million of these. Here are a few of the different samples I created with the cat, hat, pumpkins, flowers, and leaves!!! The amount of goodie left over is INSANE too so I can make some fabulous Fall cards for those that I would like to send #HappyMail this month but not candy! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you would like to try out Paper Pumpkin, get signed up before October 10th to enjoy the Joy to the World Holiday Kit! I love that I will have cards ready to go early for Christmas this year!!! Woot Woot!!! Click here to get signed up! You can enjoy it for a month or many months. It’s all up to you!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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August 2020 Paper Pumpkin!

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The August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit was called World’s Greatest and that it is! I love the blue and yellow color combination and that spark of gold foil!! Check it out!

August 2020 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one is my favorite. I just love the cute little stars shaking around and that blue ribbon is so pretty with the gold accents! It was really easy to put together too! I did create one of the ribbons with the blue banners too far apart and it looks a bit silly but I perfected it with the other two!

World's Greatest Card Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one is my second favorite because I’m just in awe at how real the medal looks! It is super cool! The vellum flowers/greenery give great texture and elegance to the card too! The elegance isn’t like girlie but more like a well done awards ceremony!

August 2020 Craft Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Teachers right now are true heroes….parents are too!!! We are in a crazy time and trying to figure it all, do what is best, and juggle all the new things is just mind boggling! Here’s to them! I did 2 of them as teacher and the last one as Friend! All of the gold stars were put on with the Fine Tip Glue Pen because it was just easier than the glue dots!

Which one is your favorite from the August 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit? Let me know in the comments below! If you love Halloween, you need to sign up for the September Paper Pumpkin Kit! It will be Fall/Halloween themed cracker style boxes! Perfect for my Halloween treats for my nieces and nephews!!! #auntieoftheyear Click here to try out Paper Pumpkin and enjoy the Fall/Halloween Kit in September!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


July 2020 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The July 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit turned out to be even better than I expected. I was excited about the colors and the little bags but check this out!!!

July 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

It was so hard to pick my favorite one to show off first. I went with this one because I LOVE that greeting. I added the Ferris Wheel and rides to the bottom with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it depth and look more real. Boy does it ever!!! Since I did that, I adhered the greeting flat. Simple and so much fun!!!

Lightening Bugs and Summertime, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This one would be my second favorite I think! That greeting is super fabulous but I can’t stop singing the song. I did my cards a bit different (on accident) and have fireworks in the background rather than a glow for the lightening bugs! Those vellum jars with gold foil trim are amazing though!

Chinese Lanterns, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So I did the first card on the left and wasn’t a fan of leaving the ribbon/string from the lanterns just hanging off. Then I decided to adhere the strings to the back of the card and add it to a card base to hide that. I am really LOVING how that turned out. The Whisper White card base really makes the card POP and I love it!!!

There are so many extras from this kit I decided to make a few more with some Whisper White card bases and Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper. LOVE IT!!! This also only used a small amount of the leftovers. I could probably make 20 more.

Fireworks & Lanterns at Summertime, www.LaurasStampPad.com

These bags are so stinking cute. So, I decided to make a few as treat bags by stamping the fireworks on the front and adding a piece of cardstock to the inside to pop through! I played with Night of Navy, Real Red, and Silver Foil Paper. I LOVE THEM!!! The kit came with more but I am saving some of the bags to use with a light in them. So many ideas and possibilities.

I hope you enjoyed the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit! Be sure to sign up for the August Paper Pumpkin which is medals, trophies, masculine, and everyday heros!!! I can’t wait to see it! Click here to sign up and enjoy the fun for a month or 2 months or however long you want.

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Summer Nights!!!

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Have you heard about the July Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit?? Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for this fabulous all inclusive project kit sent directly to your door!!!

Summer Nights, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The July 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit is themed Summer Nights. The kit includes stamps, an ink spot, and all the supplies to create 9 post card style cards with coordinating envelopes as well as 9 die cut tea light bags for decoration! I can’t wait to light up these bags on our deck or down the side walk. Who knows they will probably also end up all through out the house too! Of course the tea lights will be battery operated and not an open flame. I just can’t trust Claire to be around an open flame like that. ๐Ÿ™‚

There is also an ADD ON option that includes 24 traditional card bases and envelopes. Combine the remaining pieces from Julyโ€™s Summer Nights kit with this Add On option to create more summer fun!

Are you new to Paper Pumpkin? Don’t worry, your first kit comes with a Clear Block to use on all of your stamps from here on out. BONUS!!! You can enjoy 1 month or many months. It’s all up to you! Paper Pumpkin processes on the 10th of the month so just be sure to get signed up or cancel before then! PS: Tomorrow is the 10th!!! Click here to join in the fun of Paper Pumpkin!

Also, you can join in the fun of unboxing and creating the kit with me on Facebook Lives! Check it out! Check out last month’s Paper Pumpkin here!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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June 2020 Paper Pumpkin!!!

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I know it’s July already but better late than never. Here’s the June 2020 Paper Pumpkin which was super fun!!!

June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Look at all of that bright, cheery, happiness!!! Isn’t it fabulous?? I was a bit upset that I had to cover up the solid gold foil sun in upper right hand cards but it’s okay! I love these card so much!!! Maybe not as much as last months cards but it’s close behind!

The right hand side cards and the lower left were all created as the instructions stated but the upper left were a creation all on my own! There were soooooooo many extra pieces from this kit that I just preferred to use them rather than stamp an image! I’m telling you that Paper Pumpkin is worth every penny because you get so much goodie!!! Stamps, an ink spot, and all the supplies to make 8 cards plus tons of leftover goodies. YES!!!

Lemons, Pineapples, and Sunshine, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I think the Lemon Cards are my favorites although I really like the Pineapples ones too! That Gold Foil just really makes the cards pop and look so fancy! Which one is your favorite???

Don’t forget to sign up for the July Paper Pumpkin before the 10th to join in the fun!!! Click here to do that now!

Also, be sure to follow me on Facebook so you can join in the unboxing and creating of the Paper Pumpkin Kits each month! I love stamping with all of you Live in a little segment I like to call Laura’s Dose of Stampin’ Therapy! It truly is therapy for all! ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


May 2020 Paper Pumpkin!

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I know this is super late but I just had to share the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin because I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! It’s super fabulous!!! For sure one of my top favorites of all time. If you want to check out past kits, click here!

May 2020 Paper Pumpkin, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You’re amazing and that’s a fact!!! This card is so bright and cheery and that greeting is perfect! I love this one the most! You might notice that my little Baker’s Twine bows POP more. I actually laid 2 pieces of the twine together and picked them up and tied a bow with the double strands. This really adds to it and makes it stand out more!

Rainbow, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is my second favorite card! You all know how much I love bright colors and these cards just make my heart happy! The other fabulous thing about these cards (and the stamps) is that they are perfect for generic #HappyMail cards. Just a simple Hey or You’re Amazing to brighten someone’s day!! Oh I also have to mention that those little asterisk/star shapes are embellishments! They are soft and bendy and totally not what I was expecting but perfect for mailing! ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh Happy Day, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Times are tough, there is no doubt in that but every day we wake up is a happy day!!! Try to refocus and find the joy in every day! Send some fabulous cards to those you love or even complete strangers to share the joy! Sending cards is good for the soul for both you and the recipient, trust me and try it out!

The June Paper Pumpkin Kit has already processed as that happens on the 10th of each month! I can’t wait to share that one with all of you! Join me on Facebook to see the unboxing of that soon! Sign up for the July Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin kit which comes with cards AND these fabulous die-cut tealight bags! Eeeeeee Let’s have fun all summer long!!!

Summer Nights, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I can’t wait!!! Happy Stampin’

~Laura

PS: Thank you all for bearing with me during this crazy time. Finding a schedule to fit it ALL in has been hard. I love, miss, and appreciate all of you! I’m not going anywhere, just not always here blogging!